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File #: 2883-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/11/2018 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To authorize the Mayor to accept U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program funding totaling $2,697,853.00; to appropriate award funds to Columbus City Attorney, Columbus Public Health, Columbus Division of Fire, Columbus Recreation and Parks and Franklin County Municipal Court to support Opiate Action Plan implementation and evaluation; to authorize the appropriation of $2,697,853.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grants Fund 2220; and to declare an emergency. ($2,697,853.00)
Attachments: 1. 2018-COAP _Ordinance Attachment_Final
Explanation
BACKGROUND: The City of Columbus received three U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) awards totaling $2,697,853. This ordinance will accept and appropriate $2,697,853 in award funds. COAP funding will enhance and expand critical prevention, intervention and data driven action designed to promote successful implementation of the Franklin County Opiate Action Plan for the period of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021.

Under this initiative, Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded $2,697,853 to the City of Columbus to support coordinated and data driven implementation of activities outlined in the Franklin County Opiate Action Plan. Funding will expand trauma and resource coordination supports available to children and other family members impacted by overdose and enhance treatment and recovery supports available to justice involved individuals who start Medication Assistance Treatment under jail supervision. Funding will drive development of an integrated public safety and public health data tool for Franklin County, Ohio. Data will inform 1) prevention campaigns; 2) overdose-surge response activities and 3) strategic policing tactics. Data will also be used to track impact of Franklin County Opiate Action Plan activities on overdose rates. Award funds will also cover costs to work with an external consultant to evaluate the collective impact of COAP projects on repeat overdose, recidivism, and connection to treatment.
$768,105 will support the Columbus Division of Fire Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team (RREACT). Funds will support the addition of a project manager, a substance use case manager, a trauma specialist, and a kinship resource coordinator to RREACT. The substance use case manager will be hired through Columbus Recreation and Parks COAAA office. $794,602 will support the Franklin County Municipal Court Medication...

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